My academic research projects explore scholarly communication and writing. I am especially interested in the role that interactive systems play in shaping how researchers think about citations and the practice of citing and referencing. Citation decisions are shaped by normative, social, and political factors. Thus far, I have sought to understand these factors using content and discourse analysis, interviews, and research through design. My studies have shed important light on citation practices in HCI and design research, and they have appeared in top-tier venues, such as Design Studies. My paper on critical citations in Design Research Society (DRS) conference proceedings won best paper honors at the most recent DRS conference.